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Suzanne hears a bunch of different answers when it comes synthetic oil change intervals. What's the wise choice?
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David uses a breaker bar to loosen his oil filter. Is the Hulk working at his oil change shop, or is this normal?
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Prolonging your engine's life may mean keeping clean oil in it instead of feeding it slick additives.
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Lee's Toyota had 208,000 miles on it--when the odometer broke ten years ago. Should he keep his daily driver running, or let it go?
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Used Subarus pose a unique challenge for buyers. Here's what you need to know about the excessive oil consumption issue.
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Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?
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Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?
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Did a $5 widget sold in the 1950's actually keep oil clean, or did it just clean out wallets?
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Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives?
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Michael's Jaguar XF needs a certain type of motor oil that is made by Ford and is only sold in Europe. Can he safely substitute something else? Car Talk's advice here.
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